1971 NCAA University Division baseball season

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1971 NCAA University Division baseball season
Number of teams208
NCAA Tournament
College World Series
ChampionsSouthern California
Runners-upSouthern Illinois
MOPJerry Tabb (Tulsa)
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →

The 1971 NCAA University Division baseball season, play of college baseball in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) began in the spring of 1971. The season progressed through the regular season and concluded with the 1971 College World Series. The College World Series, held for the twenty fifth time in 1971, consisted of one team from each of eight geographical districts and was held in Omaha, Nebraska at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium as a double-elimination tournament. Southern California claimed the championship.[1]

Conference winners[edit]

This is a partial list of conference champions from the 1971 season. Each of the eight geographical districts chose, by various methods, the team that would represent them in the NCAA Tournament. 10 teams earned automatic bids by winning their conference championship while 13 teams earned at-large selections.[1][2]

Conference Regular Season Winner
Atlantic Coast Conference Maryland
Big Eight Conference Iowa State
Big Ten Conference Michigan State
EIBL Harvard
Mid-American Conference Ohio
Pacific-8 Conference North - Washington State
South - Southern California
Southeastern Conference Mississippi State
Southern Conference The Citadel
Furman
Southwest Conference Texas

Conference standings[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of conference standings:

1971 Pacific-8 Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern Division
#19 Washington State x‍‍‍ 7 8   .467     34 15   .694
Oregon ‍‍‍ 7 9   .438      
Oregon State ‍‍‍ 6 10   .375      
Washington ‍‍‍ 1 14   .067     9 19   .321
Southern Division
#1 Southern California x‍‍‍y 17 0   1.000     46 11   .807
Stanford ‍‍‍ 11 6   .647     39 20   .661
UCLA ‍‍‍ 11 6   .647     38 17   .691
California ‍‍‍ 5 12   .294     24 24   .500
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1971[3]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

College World Series[edit]

The 1971 season marked the twenty fifth NCAA Baseball Tournament, which culminated with the eight team College World Series. The College World Series was held in Omaha, Nebraska. The eight teams played a double-elimination format, with Southern California claiming their seventh championship with a 7–2 win over Southern Illinois in the final.[1]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
  Harvard 4  
  BYU 1    
      Harvard 8  
      Tulsa 9    
  Tulsa 5          
  Mississippi State 2        
      Tulsa 9
      Southern Illinois 4
  Southern California 5        
  Seton Hall 1          
      Southern California 3    
      Southern Illinois 8  
  Southern Illinois 5    
  Texas–Pan American 4  
  Loser's Bracket
  BYU 3  
  Mississippi State 1     Southern California 8
    BYU 6
  Seton Hall 2  
  Texas–Pan American 8     Harvard 0
    Texas–Pan American 1
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
  Tulsa 4       Southern California 7
  Southern California 8           Southern Illinois 2
      Southern California 3    
      Tulsa 2  
  Southern Illinois 8    
  Texas–Pan American 6  

Award winners[edit]

All-America team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c W.C. Madden & Patrick J. Stewart (2004). The College World Series:A Baseball History, 1947-2003. McFarland & Co. pp. 41–43. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 7. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  3. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1971". Boyd's World. Retrieved August 17, 2014.